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Mia Williams Named Washington Middle School Principal of the Year 2016

Mia Williams Named Washington Middle School Principal of the Year 2016

Congratulations to partner school Aki Kurose Middle School’s principal Mia Williams on being recognized for her passion to provide exceptional learning experiences for her school’s students and contributions to the profession. Williams Named Washington State Middle School Principal of the Year March 18, 2016 Original article published by Seattle Public Schools Mia Williams, Aki Kurose […]

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Talent Development Secondary school, Clinton Middle School in Los Angeles succeeds with our umbrella partnership Diplomas Now.

Talent Development Secondary school, Clinton Middle School in Los Angeles succeeds with our umbrella partnership Diplomas Now.

At Clinton Middle School, a Diplomas Now turnaround from ‘insane asylum’ to ‘warm and supportive’ March 21, 2016 Mark Keierleber, LA School Report When Andrea Schwartz first visited LA’s Clinton Middle School, the sight reminded her of “an insane asylum.” Paper airplanes and pencils dangled from the ceiling, and the hallways were stark white save for a […]

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TDS Partner School, Burbank High School in San Antonio, TX is making great strides with “The ‘Diplomas Now’ Way”

TDS Partner School, Burbank High School in San Antonio, TX is making great strides with “The ‘Diplomas Now’ Way”

The ‘Diplomas Now’ Way: Better Identify At-Risk Kids, Do Whatever It Takes to Get Them to Graduation Day March 16, 2016 By Mark Keierleber, The Seventy Four Researcher Robert Balfanz says by ninth grade, he can identify 75% of the kids who will drop out from high school. That’s when a team of nonprofits rushes […]

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Tulsa Conference: Robert Balfanz addresses dropout problem

Tulsa Conference: Robert Balfanz addresses dropout problem

One large Broadway theater. At roughly 1,500 seats, that’s about how many high school dropouts Tulsa needs to convert to high school graduates to do its part in helping the nation increase its graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020. That was the visual cue offered Tuesday in Tulsa at the national summer conference of […]

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Stop Holding Us Back

Stop Holding Us Back

This month, more than three million high school students will receive their diplomas. At more than 80 percent, America’s graduation rate is at a record high. More kids are going to college, too. But one-third of the nation’s African-American and Latino young men will not graduate. In an era when there is virtually no legal […]

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Seattle Times Highlights Middle Schools and Diplomas Now

Seattle Times Highlights Middle Schools and Diplomas Now

The Seattle Times, winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes, focused today on the Diplomas Now partnership with two middle schools in Seattle. We are proud to be a part of these success stories. EDUCATION LAB: Missing just a few days of class in sixth grade can predict whether you’ll graduate from high school. That research powers […]

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Robert Balfanz named “Champion of Change” by White House

Robert Balfanz named “Champion of Change” by White House

Robert Balfanz, a senior research scientist at The Johns Hopkins University, is among 10 education leaders named White House “Champions of Change” for their commitment to furthering education among African Americans. See more information at the White House website. Robert Balfanz, a senior research scientist at The Johns Hopkins University, is among 10 education leaders […]

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Browne Education Campus wins GetSchooled Fall Attendance Challenge

Browne Education Campus wins GetSchooled Fall Attendance Challenge

The middle school students at Browne Education Campus competed against 250 middle and high schools across the nation in the “Get Schooled Fall Attendance Challenge”, a friendly competition where schools compete to earn points over a three month period by improving their attendance and engaging in a series of educational games. Browne Education Campus finished […]

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The Case for Baltimore Talent Development High School

The Case for Baltimore Talent Development High School

To The School Commissioners of Baltimore City Public Schools Jan. 29, 2013 The Case for Baltimore Talent Development High School This brief presents information that we believe will help the Baltimore City School Commissioners make an informed decision regarding the recommendations they have received as part of the School Renewal Process to end the Center […]

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Middle School Moment on PBS’s Frontline

Middle School Moment on PBS’s Frontline

PBS’s Frontline highlights Johns Hopkins professor Bob Balfanz’s research on middle school students’ attendance, behavior and course performance – the ABCs, as Balfanz calls it – and the strong link to dropping out of high school. In high-poverty schools, if a sixth grader attends less than 80 percent of the time, receives an unsatisfactory behavior […]

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